Australia 2016: Pair given jail time over genital mutilation of young sisters.

Australia has managed to prosecute three perpetrators. Muslim ritual HGM (Human Genital Mutilation) of two girls, aged about seven at the time of the offences…

“Former midwife Kubra Magennis, 72, and the mother of the victims, who cannot be named, were convicted in November of mutilating two sisters in separate procedures during religious ceremonies at homes in Wollongong and Sydney’s north-west between 2009 and 2012.

The girls were about seven at the time.

A third offender, senior community leader Shabbir Mohammedbhai Vaziri, was found guilty of acting as an accessory after the fact by directing community members to lie to police about the practice.

He was also sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment.

The procedure, known as “khatna”, involves nicking or cutting a girl’s clitoris in the presence of several female elders and is considered a rite of passage by some members of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community.”

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